Category Archives: Technology

Why hasn’t technology improved government effectiveness?

ver the past 20 years, the increase in computing power by about eight to 10 orders of magnitude has brought the costs of using digital technologies down to a tiny fraction of their year 2000 levels (Figure 1). Figure 1. The costs of using many technologies are dropping rapidly From Charting Pathways for Inclusive Growth: From Paralysis to Preparation, Pathways to Read More


How Technology is Enhancing Local-Level Governance

With the increasing penetration of internet through 2G, 3G and broadband technologies, including social media platforms, mobile phones have enabled communication at an unparalleled rate in India. According to a recent report by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), India will have more internet users than the entire population of six G7 countries by 2021 (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and Read More


Vodafone Hackathon 101 to foster technology innovation

To align their strategic objectives after their 20th anniversary in Egypt, Vodafone hosted its first 010 Hackathon 2018 for three consecutive days, starting the 13th until the 15th of December, offering a unique opportunity for all young software developers in Egypt to come up with innovative ideas for a the chance to win valuable monetary prizes along with NanoDegree Scholarships Read More


Deepak Chopra Has A Prescription For What Ails Technology

Deepak Chopra’s prescription for what ails technology is more technology, just used in a different way   LAS VEGAS:  Deepak Chopra pulls back his sleeve to show me his Fitbit. His heart rate is 69 beats per minute. “I can consciously bring it down,” he says. “This technology is helping me become a better Yogi.” Chopra, a physician and celebrity Read More


What Surprising Technology Has NASA Developed?

NASA did not give us Tang, Velcro, or the Fisher Space Pen, but they do a tremendous amount that most people never see. The grooves in newer highways used to control drainage and reduce noise were developed by NASA to prevent hydroplaning on runways. The main reason we no longer hear about crashes due to wind shear is the onboard Read More


Huawei Y9 (2019) India Launch Teased by Amazon, Registrations Begin

Huawei Y9 (2019) was announced in October this year, but didn’t announce the pricing and availability back then. Two months later, the smartphone has been teased on Amazon India, confirming its arrival in the market soon. The e-commerce giant is taking registrations of interest, and has made the ‘Notify Me’ button live. The key highlights of the Huawei Y9 (2019) Read More


Nokia 8.1 set to launch in India today: Expected price in India, features and specifications

Home> Tech & Gadgets Nokia 8.1 set to launch in India today: Expected price in India, features and specifications Tech & Gadgets Updated Dec 10, 2018 | 07:56 IST | Times Now Digital Nokia 8.1 price in India is likely to remain below Rs. 35,000 mark and can be expected to be pegged against the OnePlus 6T and Samsung Galaxy A9. Read More


Light Speed: The Ability To Adopt New Technology Will Shape The Retail Sector Within A Few Years

Amazon opened its first, checkout-free, Amazon Go store in Seattle on December 5, 2016, on its own premises and exclusively for company employees. It was opened to the public on January 22 of this year after extensive testing. Currently, there are three Amazon Go stores in Seattle, another three in Chicago, one in San Francisco, with another announced for New Read More


Nasdaq Expands Technology and Analytics Offering with Quandl

announced the acquisition of Quandl, Inc. The terms of the transaction have been kept under wraps. The acquisition is in tandem with the company’s strategy to expand technology and analytics offering. Toronto-based Quandl was founded in 2012 and is a leading provider of alternative and core financial data including information on capital markets, energy, shipping, healthcare, education, demography, economics and Read More


7-Eleven is testing new ‘scan-and-go’ technology

7-Eleven is making more moves to go cashierless — or at least give customers the option to. Starting Monday, 14 stores in Dallas will have scan-and-go technology built in the company’s mobile app, so customers can scan and pay for items on their phones. “Scan & Pay” is meant to build customer loyalty in the 7-Eleven brand by allowing customers Read More